Mr. Steven Malk

Writers House

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Steven Malk

Writers House

7660 Fay Avenue, #338H
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Middle Grade
Young Adult


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Author Comments
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04/07/2023 05:45 PM
EQ (requery from two years ago): 13 Nov 2022
Full Request: 14 Nov 2022 from assistant Courtney Donovan
Fingers crossed! He sounds awesome, and I'm glad they've taken a chance on my work again. :)
104k MG #ownvoices SEA High Fantasy

Revised to 85k & nudged w/ revised: 23 Jan 2023
Nudged w/ editor/publisher interest: 06 Apr 2023
Kind, personalized rejection: 07 April 2023

Courtney and Steven are great people!
04/03/2023 04:04 PM
EQ 3/14/23 Picture book (text-only) manuscript
4/3/2023 Form rejection over email from Rachel Gunn
03/25/2023 08:18 AM
EQ 3/20/23 Picture book author-illustrator
3/24/23 Form rejection (ever-so-slightly personalized)

Thank you for your thoughtful query. This is a compelling concept and you’re very talented. After careful consideration, however, Steven does not feel [TITLE] is the right fit for him at this particular time. I should note that his current list is such that he is extremely busy and not taking on anything he can even possibly resist at this time, which played the biggest part in his decision.

We hope this will not discourage you from submitting to other agents. As you likely know, this is an almost entirely subjective industry, and we would not be surprised if another agent feels differently. In any case, thank you again for the opportunity. We wish you the very best as you move forward.

Kind regards,
02/28/2023 09:34 PM
Has anyone heard back from a full from this agent? How long does he usually spend with them? Thanks! :)
02/28/2023 05:03 PM
EQ 2-7-23
FR 2-28-23

Middle Grade Fantasy
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